Comparative political systems: policy performance and social by Charles F. Andrain

By Charles F. Andrain

This article specializes in the commercial adjustments produced by way of varied political platforms and at the social influence of regime variations. It addresses a number of key coverage concerns and evaluates coverage functionality through the global.

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10 The policies implemented under socialist and capitalist economies partly depend on the characteristics of the political system. 11 Compared with a market economy guided by democratic socialist officials, state socialism features a greater concentration of government authority and the dominance of public institutions over private organizations. The national government controls regional and local agencies. Central economic ministries dominate banks and state enterprises. The Page 7 Leninist party shapes economic policies.

Sociopolitical Crises and Systemic Change 91 Structural Crises 93 Cultural Crises 95 Behavioral Crises 97 Conclusion 100 Chapter 7. The Change to a Mobilization System 102 The Establishment of National Socialism in Germany 103 Socialist Revolutions in China, Vietnam, and Cuba 107 The Theocratic Foundations of the Iranian Revolution 111 Conclusion 114 Chapter 8. The Change to a Bureaucratic-Authoritarian System 117 The Decline of Elitist Mobilization Systems 117 Military Coups in South America 129 Conclusion 133 Chapter 9.

14All these capitalist austerity policies stimulated popular pressures for modifications in the bureaucratic-authoritarian style of government decision making. Military elites agreed to competitive elections. Even though elected leaders governed the legislature and presidency as reconciliation systems, bureaucratic-authoritarian elites still implemented and even formulated key economic policies. As in Eastern Europe, groups in Latin America and Asia supporting reconciliation systems competed for supremacy with elites committed to maintaining the bureaucratic-authoritarian regime.

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